Moths of North Dakota

Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipteriginae

Diploschizia impigritella (Clemens 1863)

Common name: listed here as ‘Yellow-nut sedge moth.’

Hodges #: 2346.

Identification: 3.2 mm, fw with five white crescents along costal margin, a large crescent at mid-point of inner margin; hw with vein M3 absent. Proboscis lacking scales.  Similar tortricids have roughened vestiture on the meso-tibiae.

Similar species: 2341, 2225.

Distribution: southern Canada and United States east of Great Plains, also Pacific coast.

Host: Larvae bore in stems and leaf sheaths of Cyperus esculentus L.– Yellow-nut sedge.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co., West A allotment, Sheyenne Natl.  grasslands, calcareous fen, nectaring on Lactuca sp.  26- VIII- 1999, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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